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One of the key challenges of all types of practice and research is finding a way to measure a given problem. The seminal Measures for Clinical Practice and Research two-volume set contains hundreds of the most useful measurement tools - alongside the authors' guidance on how to select andscore them - for use in clinical practice and in research. Focusing on measures for use with couples, families, and children, this first volume includes an introduction to the basic priniciples of measurement, an overview of different types of measures, and an overview of Rapid AssessmentInstruments. The text also contains descriptions and reviews of each instrument and information on how they were selected.This book is designed to serve as the definitive reference volume on assessment measures for both practice and research in clinical mental health, and Volume 1 is updated with a new preface, new instruments for measuring children's clinical conditions, several new measures for couples and families,and six new chapters. These classic Measures for Clinical Practice and Research compendiums are powerful tools that clinicians and researchers alike will find to be an invaluable addition to - or update of - their libraries.
How can someone determine whether to implement an evidence-supported intervention? What can be done to make sure any intervention is implemented well? Is there a foolproof way to adapt interventions for different client groups? In this book, Jennifer L. Bellamy and Danielle E. Parrish takereaders through the implementation of interventions, offering insight into the steps necessary before intervening and what to do after one has taken place. The book centers itself on evidence-based practice (EBP), and Bellamy and Parrish provide readers with a clear understanding of the ways EBP canbe used to make informed decisions about the selection of interventions and the evaluation of practice decisions.Practical Implementation in Social Work Practice is a helpful guide that showcases the benefits of EBP, with an emphasis on the implementation of high-quality interventions. The book expands on the EBP process from the applied and practical lenses, beginning with an overview of the process of EBPand the relationship between EBP and implementation. Within the chapters, readers will find specialized insight, practical industry tips, and adaptable implementation frameworks and tools to use on their own.This is a foundational text for social work practitioners, students, and intervention developers who are looking to implement high-quality interventions in real-world situations, and those who dive into the pages of this book will walk away with everything from the history of EBP to the continuingchallenges facing the practice and field as a whole.
Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Social Work introduces the key ideas of evidence-based clinical social work practice and their thoughtful application. It intends to inform practitioners and to address the challenges and needs faced in real world practice. This book lays out the many strengths of the EBP model, but also offers perspectives on its limitations and challenges.
The importance of a strong evidence-base is widely recognised in contemporary health, social care and education practice, meaning that there is a real need for research which can be quickly and easily translated into real world situations. Research co-produced by practitioners and academics from early stages to end results can draw on each party's knowledge and experience, in order to create high quality evidence that is relevant and appropriate to practice needs. This guide introduces the basics of co-producing research, looking at the evidence for co-produced research and outlining its theoretical underpinnings, as well as discussing barriers and facilitators to consider. It includes a practitioner perspective and an academic perspective on the benefits and challenges of co-produced research. The substantive chapters are each co-written by an academic and practitioner team and give examples of work carried out - and lessons learned - in public health, education and criminal justice settings. Key learning points are included throughout and drawn together to comprise a toolkit at the end of the book. This book teaches academics and practitioners more about how they can find practical evidence-based answers to complex questions.
In Critical Thinking and the Process of Evidence-Based Practice, Eileen Gambrill provides a detailed description of the process of evidence-based practice (EBP), designed to help individual practitioners and their clients make informed decisions. This book clearly distinguishes EBP from the promotion of EBPs, and discusses the origins of the process as well as related controversies and implementation obstacles.